A Cup of Tea (85)
I am glad to have received your letter.
The I is not to be given up because –
how can you drop that which is not?
The I has to be looked into, understood.
It is like taking a lamp to search for darkness –
the darkness vanishes!
Darkness cannot be stamped out
because it doesn’t exist.
You just have to bring a light
and darkness is unmasked.
It is the same with your thoughts –
do not fight with them;
the effort to be free of thought
comes itself from a thought.
Know your thoughts, watch them, be aware of them,
then they quieten down without difficulty.
Witnessing finally leads to emptiness
and where there is emptiness – there is the all.